The old and weary voice fell like sweet rain upon his quaking parching heart.
But what is the fury of those dumb beasts compared with the fury of execration which bursts from the parched lips and aching throats of the damned in hell when they behold in their companions in misery those who aided and abetted them in sin, those whose words sowed the first seeds of evil thinking and evil living in their minds, those whose immodest suggestions led them on to sin, those whose eyes tempted and allured them from the path of virtue.
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Nothing will grow in this parched soil.
Cactus is about all that will grow in this parched soil.